Identifying design requirements of a user-centered research data management system

Maryam Bugaje, Gobinda Chowdhury

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Abstract

Research data repositories perform many useful functions, the key ones being the storage of research datasets, and making the same discoverable for potential reuse. Over the years, various criteria for assessing the user-centeredness of information systems have been developed and standards have gradually been improved. However, there has been less development in case of research data management (RDM) systems. By means of a combination of user-focused research methods viz. questionnaire surveys, face-to-face interviews, a systematic appraisal of existing services and a technical experiment, we have sought to understand the meaning of user-centeredness pertaining to research data repositories, and identify some key indicators of it. We have furthermore translated our findings into design requirements based on which we propose to develop and test a prototype of a user-centered RDM system. This paper reports on how we identified the design requirements that would make the RDM systems more user-centered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries - 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMaja Žumer, Annika Hinze, Milena Dobreva
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages335-347
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030042561
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018
Event20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2018 - Hamilton, New Zealand
Duration: 19 Nov 201822 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11279 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityHamilton
Period19/11/1822/11/18

Keywords

  • information retrieval
  • metadata
  • research data management
  • research data repositories
  • scientific data
  • user-centered design

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